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Se7en Crafting Clay Creations…

September 4th, 2010 · 16 Comments

Where have I been!!! My kids have loved clay forever and I have always avoided it because I just couldn’t face the mess!!! But on a whim I bought a bag of clay a couple of weeks ago and I seem to have lost my children – who dash to finish school so that they can head outdoors and create with clay… Nothing fancy, no firing, no glazing, and no new dinner service!!! But hours and hours of fun and hours and hours of perfect quiet as everyone gets lost in their own world of clay. Really, the fun was so much more than I ever could have guessed!!!

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  1. We began with a lump of clay:
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  3. We used some old tiles for working on:
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  5. And we made some wire cutters:
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  7. Old credit cards were brilliant for smoothing and patterns:
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  9. We tried our hand at slabs: Rolling the clay out and creating on them:
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  11. Pinch Pots were pinched and pinched some more:
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  13. And then we made coil pots:
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  15. We even painted:
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Here’s the gallery:

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Turns out the mess is minimal, if you keep it outdoors!!! And when they are finished and the dry and brittle creations start to crumble then you toss them in a bucket with a little water and and it crumbles back to the squashy clay it once was… and you just start over!!!

That’s us! Have a fun weekend!!!

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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jess // Sep 4, 2010 at 5:57 am

    I love clay but unfortunately a space where it can be used is lacking here as yet. Other than the occasional foray into some self drying stuff, I only dream. I want to make the owl I found on this site: http://mrspicassosartroom.blogspot.com/2010/04/clay-owls.html for myself one day!

  • 2 Angela // Sep 4, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Can I come over to your house and play? 🙂 Too fun!

  • 3 se7en // Sep 4, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Hay Jess – Those owls are totally darling!!! Just love them to bits!!! Have a fun weekend!!!

  • 4 se7en // Sep 4, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Oh Angela, What a compliment!!! I hope you all have a fun weekend!!!

  • 5 Cheryl // Sep 4, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Oh how funny. My crowd are sitting around the kitchen table at this very moment making masterpieces in clay. I love your gallery. What a creative bunch you have!

  • 6 katherinemarie // Sep 5, 2010 at 5:55 am

    What a magnificent project!!!

  • 7 Joyful Mama // Sep 5, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Are those Mexican Mushrooms playing banjo’s?? I ADORE those!! Please pass along my compliments to the artists – they did a beautiful job!

  • 8 se7en // Sep 5, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    What can I say Cheryl, Great minds think alike!!! To think I kept putting this project off!!! Have fun day!!!

  • 9 se7en // Sep 5, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Hay KM, Your summer looks awesome – hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!

  • 10 se7en // Sep 5, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Hay Joyful Mama… there were indeed little Mexican’s with their sombrero’s !!! Very fun!!! Have a good week!!!

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  • 13 creativejewishmom/sara // Jun 2, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    great to see you on Craft Schooling Sunday and so wonderful to hear and see about your family’s love for clay!
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    Hay Sarah!!! So glad you stopped by, love your link party so much!!! Have a great weekend!!!

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